Rodney-class ship of the line

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Class overview
Name: Rodney
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: Boyne class
Succeeded by: Albion class
In service: 28 June 1839 - 1956
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Ship of the line
Length:
  • 205 ft 6 in (62.6 m) (gundeck)
  • 170 ft 4 in (51.9 m) (keel)
Beam: 54 ft 5 in (16.6 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Armament:
  • 90 guns:
  • Gundeck: 30 × 32 pdrs, 2 × 68 pdr carronades
  • Upper gundeck: 34 × 32 pdrs
  • Quarterdeck: 26 × 32 pdrs
Notes: Ships in class include: Rodney, Nile, London

The Rodney-class ships of the line were a class of 3 two-deck 90-gun second rates, designed for the Royal Navy by Sir Robert Seppings.

Ships[edit]

Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Ordered:
Launched: 18 June 1833
Fate: Broken up, 1882
Builder: Plymouth Dockyard
Ordered:
Launched: 28 June 1839
Fate: Burnt, 1956
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Ordered:
Launched: 28 September 1840
Fate: Sold, 1884

References[edit]

  • Lavery, Brian (2003) The Ship of the Line - Volume 1: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850. Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-252-8.

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